Dustin Hillard

Also published as: D. Hillard


Minimally-Supervised Extraction of Entities from Text Advertisements
Sameer Singh | Dustin Hillard | Chris Leggetter
Human Language Technologies: The 2010 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics


The U.S. Policy Agenda Legislation Corpus Volume 1 - a Language Resource from 1947 - 1998
Stephen Purpura | John Wilkerson | Dustin Hillard
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

We introduce the corpus of United States Congressional bills from 1947 to 1998 for use by language research communities. The U.S. Policy Agenda Legislation Corpus Volume 1 (USPALCV1) includes more than 375,000 legislative bills annotated with a hierarchical policy area category. The human annotations in USPALCV1 have been reliably applied over time to enable social science analysis of legislative trends. The corpus is a member of an emerging family of corpora that are annotated by policy area to enable comparative parallel trend recognition across countries and domains (legislation, political speeches, newswire articles, budgetary expenditures, web sites, etc.). This paper describes the origins of the corpus, its creation, ways to access it, design criteria, and an analysis with common supervised machine learning methods. The use of machine learning methods establishes a baseline proposed modeling for the topic classification of legal documents.


iROVER: Improving System Combination with Classification
Dustin Hillard | Bjoern Hoffmeister | Mari Ostendorf | Ralf Schlueter | Hermann Ney
Human Language Technologies 2007: The Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics; Companion Volume, Short Papers


Improving Automatic Sentence Boundary Detection with Confusion Networks
D. Hillard | M. Ostendorf | A. Stolcke | Y. Liu | E. Shriberg
Proceedings of HLT-NAACL 2004: Short Papers


Detection Of Agreement vs. Disagreement In Meetings: Training With Unlabeled Data
Dustin Hillard | Mari Ostendorf | Elizabeth Shriberg
Companion Volume of the Proceedings of HLT-NAACL 2003 - Short Papers